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Additional 'Vinland Saga' Voice Cast Announced

by Vindstot
Apr 24, 2:39 AM | 42 Comments
The official website of the Vinland Saga television anime revealed the second promotional video, the third key visual (pictured), and four supporting cast members on Wednesday. The anime series will begin airing on July 8 at 12:10 a.m. on NHK General and run for 24 episodes. Amazon's Prime Video service will debut the first episode ahead of the television broadcast in Japan on July 7.

Cast
Askeladd: Naoya Uchida (Drifters)
Canute: Kensho Ono (Owari no Seraph)
Thorkell: Akio Ootsuka (Ghost in the Shell)
Bjorn: Hiroki Yasumoto (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka)

PV 2


Shuuhei Yabuta (Inuyashiki) is directing the anime at Wit Studio, featuring character designs by Takahiko Abiru (Hunter x Hunter (2011) animation director). Hiroshi Seko (Banana Fish) is in charge of the series composition and also writing the script with Kenta Ihara (Youjo Senki).

The viking-themed manga by Makoto Yukimura originally launched in Weekly Shounen Magazine in April 2005 before moving the monthly Afternoon magazine in December that year. Kodansha plans to publish the 21st compiled volume on June 21. Vinland Saga has a cumulative 5 million copies of its complied volumes in circulation.

Kodansha Comics began publishing the series in English in 2-in-1 omnibus format in October 2013, and shipped the tenth volume on June 5, which covers volumes 19 and 20.

The anime will have an advance screening on June 2 at the Shinjuku Wald 9 theater in Tokyo, where director Yabuta and cast members Shizuka Ishigami, Yuuto Uemura, and Kenichirou Matsuda will make an appearance.

Source: Comic Natalie

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OP: "MUKANJYO" by Survive Said The Prophet
https://twitter.com/V_SAGA_ANIME/status/1129371019469381633
Hiroki Yasumoto and Fujiyama Producer add to the pre-screening event.
https://twitter.com/V_SAGA_ANIME/status/1129371260922847232

May 17, 6:27 AM by tsubasalover

Frostbytes said:
Elessar44 said:


A lot of people like that arc you know. Speak for yourself.


Good job missing the point of my comment then. I wasn't talking about manga fans, I was talking about anime watchers who would like season 1 for action obviously.


And I'm saying it'll likely be the same for a majority of the anime watchers

Apr 27, 12:17 AM by Elessar44

MichaelJackson said:
deg said:
i got high hopes for this, im hearing it will be the next Attack on Titan


I read both and they have some similarities in the beginning in terms of plot and characters. So yes, it will be the next "AoT" and also in terms of how hyped it will be (big chances it will be one of the most popular anime this decade if adapted properly)

Berserk (Golden Age arc) and Cestvs are also 2 manga that share strong similarities with Vinland saga


i see thats nice to know

Apr 25, 12:03 AM by deg

This second trailer looks really good.. First trailer is not good though ...
And 24 episodes is perfect for the first arc (about 8 volumes of manga) ...

Apr 24, 11:55 PM by Jim_Heart

deg said:
i got high hopes for this, im hearing it will be the next Attack on Titan


I read both and they have some similarities in the beginning in terms of plot and characters. So yes, it will be the next "AoT" and also in terms of how hyped it will be (big chances it will be one of the most popular anime this decade if adapted properly)

Berserk (Golden Age arc) and Cestvs are also 2 manga that share strong similarities with Vinland saga

Apr 24, 6:35 PM by MichaelJackson

This is looking great so far I hope it won't disappoint

Apr 24, 4:07 PM by NoktoH

finally a potential aotY show and two cour confirmation makes it even better. Really looking forward to this!

Apr 24, 2:53 PM by SkyDrop

Gator said:
Marrone said:

more female characters are introduced as the story progresses. its set at a time where society was primarily male dominated but there are some good female characters dont worry.

Good to hear that. I know it makes sense when it comes to the story and context, I just rather have something unrealistic I enjoy than something realistic that I don't. Will watch it anyway of course since it seems interesting, I just hope it won't be such a sausage fest like HxH xD


There are some prominent female characters that said its more limited in this arc (they are there just mostly side characters that the main cast encounters) we do get some more notable female characters as the story progress that do get added to the main cast but we would need to see another season or two for that to happen.

Apr 24, 12:25 PM by TolkienFan365

Elessar44 said:
Frostbytes said:


Because



A lot of people like that arc you know. Speak for yourself.


I don't think he is bashing it just pointing out those in it purely for action might drop it. There is still a lot of action in Vinland but that arc is pretty different. I personally thought it was just as good as prologue due to the character development it helps if your reading it all in one go like I did than if you had to wait for months and months for the arc to progress.

Apr 24, 12:23 PM by TolkienFan365

Elessar44 said:
Frostbytes said:


Because



A lot of people like that arc you know. Speak for yourself.


Good job missing the point of my comment then. I wasn't talking about manga fans, I was talking about anime watchers who would like season 1 for action obviously.

Apr 24, 12:21 PM by Frostbytes

Frostbytes said:
thepath said:


Why ?

I don't have problem if I get spoiled


Because



A lot of people like that arc you know. Speak for yourself.

Apr 24, 12:19 PM by Elessar44

Luna_Estlin said:
This anime is so hyped up that i feel is gonna get lots of backlash when it finally airs, same thing happened to VEG.


Is it getting really hyped up? I mean among those who have read the manga sure but I haven't seen much about outside of that.

Apr 24, 12:01 PM by TolkienFan365

Yazan_Aot said:
Q: is there any fantasy or supernatural in this anime?


There are some visions the characters get (I don't think any in the arc they are adapting I don't remember) but outside of that is supposed to be loosely based historical fiction with a lot of the characters themselves based on real people (Leif Erikson and King Canute are prominent characters in it for instance). It takes place in the early 11th century during King Sweyn's and Canute's invasion of England. Yukimura was very much about historical accuracy regarding the design and some of the events though obviously the fight scenes are a little over the top.

Apr 24, 11:55 AM by TolkienFan365

So Madara as Askeladd and All for One as Thorkell? Nice.

Apr 24, 11:10 AM by TsukuyomiREKT

Yazan_Aot said:
Q: is there any fantasy or supernatural in this anime?
No there isn't. It's a historical setting in the North Sea. Still really good and highly recommended!

Apr 24, 6:53 AM by WampaStompa

Looks great tbh

I'm glad this will have 2 cour
and it may even have more seasons

Apr 24, 6:05 AM by tragedydesu

Looks amazing. I'm excited for this since Vinland is one of my favorite manga series. Since this is on NHK it already has chances to get more than one season.

Apr 24, 5:59 AM by alpha_shadow

Summer season is stacked, next to winter season. The PV is good this is gonna be a hype anime. And its a two cour.

Apr 24, 5:22 AM by chriskor022

Q: is there any fantasy or supernatural in this anime?

Apr 24, 5:18 AM by Yazan_Aot

Looking good so far. I'm really excited to see thorfinn in full action.

Apr 24, 4:39 AM by xchyssa

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